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  1. High School Athletics Bill 'the Cockroach in the Calamity'Read the original story

    May 18, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Good bills -- unfortunately, not all the bad ones -- died in the 2015 sine die chaos. There is one survivor that somehow lives to raise its own kind of hell.


  2. Lopez-Cantera 'Strongly Considering' Senate BidRead the original story

    May 16, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera publicly confirmed Saturday that he is "strongly considering" a U.S. Senate bid in 2016, drawing closer to throwing his hat in a GOP primary ring that already has one congressman and could soon include a handful of other candidates. Lopez-Cantera's speech announcing that he is mulling entering the campaign drew a standing ovation from the audience at a meeting of the Republican Party of Florida's executive board during the party's quarterly meeting at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.


  3. Corrine Brown Faces Familiar Foes Glo Smith, Thuy Lowe in 2016Read the original story

    May 11, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Familiar faces are starting to re-emerge in the Republican primary as U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., plans to run for a 13th term in Congress. Glo Smith, a Republican activist who worked as an aide to both Gov. Rick Scott and former Lt.


  4. Rick Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency HeadsRead the original story

    May 4, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state's elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session. Each reappointment announced Monday is only good for a year.


  5. Supporters, Foes Line Up on Rail Financing PlanRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    A private passenger-rail venture got the endorsement of one of the state's most-powerful business lobbying groups Monday in seeking $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds. Meanwhile, a quartet of legislators from the region most opposed to All Aboard Florida's Miami-to-Orlando rail project questioned if the state will eventually have to subsidize the service, which is proposing 32 trains a day in 2017.


  6. Voters in Large Swath of 'All Aboard Florida' Path Overwhelmingly Oppose Rail ProjectRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    A Mason-Dixon poll released Thursday on attitudes toward All Aboard Florida shows "an uncommon intensity of opposition" toward the Miami-to-Orlando high-speed rail project in the communities where the train won't stop. Speaking for research firm Mason-Dixon in a morning conference call, Brad Coker told reporters, "The results speak loud and clear.


  7. Jimmy Buffett into Land, 'Changes in Attitudes' During Everglades Day at CapitolRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Everglades Day participants said they didn't come just to hear "Cheeseburger in Paradise," but certainly Jimmy Buffet was a lure to the lunchtime event in the Capitol courtyard Tuesday. Buffett played to a crowd numbering in the hundreds, including mostly state lawmakers, environmentalists and tropical-print shirt-clad Parrotheads as part of a rally to advocate for the state to complete the purchase of some 47,000 acres of U.S. Sugar Corp. land -- price tag: $500 million.


  8. Florida Republicans Want Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio to Run for President, Poll ShowsRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    A new poll shows Florida Republicans want favorite sons former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to run for president in 2016 even if Democrats and independents from the Sunshine State are far cooler to the idea. St. Leo University released a poll on Wednesday which shows 63 percent of Florida Republicans want Bush to run for president while 58 percent of them think Rubio should aim for the White House. 1 comment

  9. Justices Asked to Order Redrawn Congressional DistrictsRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    The Florida Supreme Court should order a third draft of the state's congressional districts to fully eliminate illegal gerrymandering, attorneys for groups that have challenged the map argued Wednesday. But lawyers for the Legislature said Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis acted appropriately last year when he upheld lawmakers' second version of the map, drawn after Lewis found that political consultants managed to "taint the redistricting process and the resulting map with improper partisan intent" the first time around.


  10. Lawmakers Punt on Stadium Funding DecisionRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    A much-anticipated decision about divvying up sales-tax dollars to sports-stadium projects was handed-off to the full Legislature on Thursday. The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, comprised of seven senators and seven representatives, agreed to move any funding decisions regarding the stadiums --- Daytona International Speedway, the Miami Dolphins' home of Sun Life Stadium, EverBank Field in Jacksonville and a soccer stadium in Orlando --- to the regular legislative session.


  11. Six Questions for Rand PaulRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., sounding increasingly like a 2016 presidential candidate in for the long haul, agreed to an interview Friday while he was in Orlando for the Orange County GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner. Before the interview, his stump speech brought Central Florida Republicans to their feet in a healthy standing ovation in the heart of the I-4 corridor -- an indication that Paul's libertarian brand of conservatism can engage the Republican base, as well as students on college campuses.


  12. Study: Breaking up Engineering School Could Cost $1 BillionRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Splitting the engineering school shared by Florida State University and Florida A&M University into two separate programs could cost $1 billion and draw legal challenges on civil-rights grounds, according to a new study on the issue. But the report, from the California-based Collaborative Braintrust Consulting Firm, also says that changes are needed at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering if it remains a single institution.


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